Indonesia Bali earthquake: No tsunami warning but dozens hurt

By on Oct 13, 2011 in Asia, Natural Disasters Comments

A strong powerful earthquake hit Bali, Indonesia on Thursday, October 13, 2011 and dozens were reportedly hurt but no tsunami warning was announced.



Man looking at a minivan in Bali, Indonesia,
after being crushed by a huge concrete
due to the earthquake on Thursday, Oct 13

Image Credit: Firdia Lisnawati/AP

As noted by U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) on its official website, the 6.1-magnitude earthquake at 11:16:29 a.m. (local time) on Wednesday, at 100 km (62 miles) SW of Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia.

According to USGS, the powerful earthquake, with some reports said it was 6.0-magnitude, had a depth of 35.1 km (21.8 miles) and local reports said there were dozens injured.

Apparently, at least 50 people were seriously injured and were taken to while an unspecified number of Bali residents are now being treated for minor injuries.

Among those people reportedly injured are 12 high school students and three teachers when the ceiling of their school collapsed. Some homes were said to have their roof damaged by the quake.

Local radio and TV stations reportedly revealed that walls and ceilings of some temples have crack, with some tourists seen running out from their hotels, with Bali known to be an attractive resort island.

Indonesia is being known for sitting on the so-called Ring of Fire, where an arc of fault lines are circling around the Pacific Basin that is prone to volcanic eruptions and frequent earthquakes.



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